Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Q1 GDP Revised Up to 1.1% Annual Rate

by Bill McBride on 6/28/2016 08:35:00 AM

From the BEA: Gross Domestic Product: First Quarter 2016 (Third Estimate)

Real gross domestic product -- the value of the goods and services produced by the nation’s economy less the value of the goods and services used up in production, adjusted for price changes -- increased at an annual rate of 1.1 percent in the first quarter of 2016, according to the "third" estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In the fourth quarter of 2015, real GDP increased 1.4 percent.

The GDP estimate released today is based on more complete source data than were available for the "second" estimate issued last month. In the second estimate, the increase in real GDP was 0.8 percent. With the third estimate for the first quarter, the general picture of economic growth remains the same; exports increased more than previously estimated ...
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Here is a Comparison of Third and Second Estimates. PCE growth was revised down from 1.9% to 1.5%. Residential investment was revised down from 17.1% to 15.6%.  This was close to the consensus forecast.